The Galaxy S4 has finally been unveiled in US. This lifts the cover off an eagerly anticipated Android smartphone from Samsung. The design language of the S4 closely follows the S3 and Note 2’s. While it may not be everyone’s favorite (mine personally is the S2’s design), those 2 smartphones of yesteryear did prove immensely popular by selling in millions. The S4, once available, is likely to follow suit.
SamMobile who has a pretty solid track record of leaking Samsung news has posted an article leaking some of the upcoming Galaxy S4’s specs. The leak? Samsung will ditch their own proprietary (and custom ROM frustration) Exynos chipset and will go with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 series chipset. It also mentions that the Galaxy S4 may switch from AMOLED to LCD which will please some fans while causing concern for others. Continue Reading
Get ready for some Android 4.2 goodness as CyanogenMod team brings CM10.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S2 – I9100. CM10.1 landed on the I9100G earlier as its TI-OMAP chipsets made it much easier to port. The Exynos chipset in I9100 made the task much more difficult. But with CyanogenMod team’s perseverance, passion and kindness, I9100 users now get to enjoy Android 4.2 as well.
Firstly, I would like to apologize for not updating my blog for a while. There has been some work related stress and issues that left me a little demotivated to blog. I still keep up with the latest news from AndroidPolice, GSMArena and AndroidCentral. There have been some Android 4.2 issues which affects Nexus device owners (since they are the only ones who have Android 4.2 currently) but they have been covered by many sites so I didn’t feel much need to repeat them here except to say that you probably do not want to upgrade to Android 4.2 yet or be prepared to factory reset after you do. Anyways, I’ll probably do a round up later this week but we’re here to talk about the experience and story of a CM Exynos device maintainer.
While waiting for Sony Mobile to officially bring in the Xperia TX into Malaysia, BrandStar Mobile City (better known as directd on Lelong.com.my and Facebook) has brought the phone into Malaysia with a 24-month AP warranty. Pricing for this phone stands at RM1525 while its sibling, the Xperia T (main difference is the non-removable but slightly bigger battery) is going for RM1599. Keep in mind that Sony Mobile will not be bringing the Xperia T into Malaysia and will only bring in the Xperia TX. Hence, if you want the Xperia T, you are limited to only the AP version. Both phones ship with ICS out of the box with a JB update promised in Q1 of 2013.